Castlevania showrunner envisions a new era of video game adaptations that dont suck

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Adi Shankar, showrunner for Castlevania, has swept onto the scene with one of the best video game adaptations in years.

Shankar’s new Netflix series, Castlevania, has an impressive90 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, and fans of the video game are praising it as one of the rare game…

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MashReads Podcast: ‘The Idiot’ is one of the best books you’ll read all year

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If there is one word to describe Elif Batuman’s new novel The Idiot, it’s the word “mundane.” And that just might be the novel’s greatest strength.

The book follows the year in the life of Selin, a Turkish-American freshman at Harvard. As Selin goes through her freshman year, she must navigate…

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Spider-Man: Homecoming and the Problem With Marvels Movie Formula

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Spider-Man: Homecoming is the breezy tween-oriented Marvel movie promised by its numerous trailers, commercials, posters and other assorted PR campaign spots. Its star, Tom Hollandwho took over official web-slinging duties last year, when he cameoed in Captain America: Civil Waris as good a Peter Parker as his predecessors, Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield, bringing an aw-shucks adolescent excitement to the…

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20 facts you didn’t know about ‘Gangnam Style,’ the most popular video ever

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This summer marks the five-year anniversary of Psys worldwide hit Gangnam Style. Released on July 15, 2012, the song would become known throughout the world thanks to its highly repeatable catchphrase, as well as its absurd but wildly entertaining music video, which showcased Psy venturing through Seoul, Koreas Gangnam District. It’s still the most-viewed…

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Wonder Woman soars at the box office, shattering records and stereotypes

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Amid tremendous anticipation, Wonder Womans first weekend at the box office went over about as well as it possibly could have. So far, its reportedly hauled in a whopping $100 million in U.S. ticket sales alone, and another $122 million internationally, making it the most successful and biggest-ever film release with…

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CNN checks on President Trump’s standing with influential elementary school demographic

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It looks like it’s alreadytoo late to warnthe members of the mainstream media not to strain anything while patting themselves on the back for ushering in the new golden age of political reporting. Reporters at the New York Times and the Washington Post (with plenty of help from anonymous sources) kept a back-and-forth volley of bombshells coming all week long,…

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Darren Aronofsky reveals the bloody mess of a poster for his upcoming film ‘Mother!’

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Ah, Mother’s Day. It’s a time when our feeds are clogged with people pouring their hearts out for their loved ones, but director Darren Aronofsky couldn’t resist a grotesque tie-in for his upcoming film Mother!

The first cinematic poster for the film, posted on Twitter by Aronofsky on Sunday, features a sullen-looking Jennifer Lawrence with her hands drenched…

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This dystopia is completely ridiculous

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We live in dark and darkly hilarious times. Our world has grown so bewildering and complicated, in no small part because of the finger jammed on technologys fast-forward button, that many people have given up trying to make sense of it or to make sense at all. Thats honestly my only explanation for some of the craziness out in the tech world these…

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8 Hilariously WTF Times People Did Cosplay In The Real World

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Cosplay — we’re used to seeing it on Halloween, at comic conventions, and of course in the filthiest recesses of the internet. But while most cosplayers are content to just chill at conventions as Stormtrooper #8, some eccentric pioneers are trying to discover new ways to play their cos’es. They’re no heroes — they just dress like them.

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